Leukaemia UK Team

Keen sportsman, Carl Hewson, was 26 when he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in the summer of 2015. A popular man, who made many friends while at school and at Oxford University, Carl worked for the structural engineering firm Arup.

As a teenager he ran cross-country for Kent and was a regular player for Coney Hall Churches United (CHCU) football team. He was also a talented artist, accomplished French horn player and, according to his friends, irritatingly good at board games. Most of all, he valued being a good friend – a quality driven by wanting to live out his strong Christian faith.


Carl's treatment for leukaemia took place at King's College Hospital in London where he received a bone marrow transplant from his sister Liana, who was a 100% match.


Unfortunately, a year later and more than 80 days after Carl's bone marrow transplant, his leukaemia cells increased and despite his medical team's best efforts, Carl died on November 15, 2016.

Since 2016, Carl's family and friends have raised over £30,000 in memory of Carl.

This memorial fund aims to provide a fitting tribute to Carl, to celebrate all he achieved in his life whilst helping to support others. Thank you.

Leukaemia UK Team